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 Thomas Pleasant Dockery

Thomas Pleasant Dockery

Birth
Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Feb 1898 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 10857 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the onset of the Civil War, he assumed the command as Colonel of the 5th Infantry Regiment, Arkansas State Troops and led his regiment at the Battle Wilson's Creek, in August 1861. After that regiment was disbanded, he became Colonel of the 19th Arkansas Infantry Regiment. He led the 19th Arkansas at Corinth in 1862, at Champion Hill and Big Black River Bridge, in May 1863. After participating in the defense of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was captured and released on a prisoner exchange in July 1863. He was commissioned Brigadier General in August 1863, returned to Arkansas and assumed command of a brigade. His troops attacked numerous Federal Corps in the rear guard of Arkansas until he surrendered his forces in the spring of 1865. Having lost his property in the war, he turned to civil engineering, promoted the construction of railroads securing lands and subscriptions totaling $2 million for the construction of a line from St. Louis Missouri, to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Pleasant Dockery (18 Dec 1833–27 Feb 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10857, citing Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .